James Ramsden is a food writer, podcaster and founder of London-based Pidgin and Magpie restaurants. The author of four cookbooks, he has written about food and cookery for the Guardian, TheTimes, the FT, Sainsbury’s Magazine, London Evening Standard and writes a monthly column in delicious. magazine. He hosts a weekly podcast, the Kitchen is on Fire, with his friend and business partner Sam Herlihy. He has built a reputation for creating exciting, trendy, tasty food without the gaga gourmet, and yet he is also known for his relaxed and sociable presence among the guests.